What is the Best Day Hike on the Northern Half of the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

I only have one day to visit the Appalachian Trail. What’s the best day hike?

This is one of the more popular questions I’ve seen surrounding the AT.  The common response is to list our 15 favorite trails.  Although our intentions are good, giving too many options is paralyzing.  Let’s make this easier for our friends by narrowing it down a bit, shall we?  Also, lists are fun (source: science).

I reached out to those who eat, sleep, and breathe all things AT on Facebook to share a few of their favorite day hikes. The most popular ones are listed below.  If we’re missing any of your favorites, please add them in the comments at the bottom of this post.

What’s the best day hike on the northern half of the Appalachian Trail?

(southern half, here)

Let us know your favorite(s) by voting in the poll below (you can vote for up to three).

Poll Closed!  Thanks for voting.

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